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Gay marriage legalised in New Zealand

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Aussie Willy, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Hates both vegemite and peanut butter

  2. Reuven

    Reuven Official FSU Alte Kacher

    Always thought Kiwis were a bit of alright. :respec:
  3. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Hates both vegemite and peanut butter

    I think the Kiwis are even more alright after this. After the act was passed everyone in the building broke into song. Just amazing and beautiful. I don't think would happen anywhere else.


    ETA - also found this article and clip of a speech by Maurice Williamson, one of the NZ politicians speaking in support of the bill. Hilarious. His explanation about burning in hell is fantastic.

    Last edited: Apr 18, 2013
  4. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

  5. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

    That one's making the rounds among my Facebook friends. Brought a tear to my eye.

    Big thumbs up to New Zealand. (Although to be honest I thought they'd legalized gay marriage a while ago ...)
  6. PeterG

    PeterG Well-Known Member

    I blame all the Hobbits they've got over there doing LORD knows what!!! :p
  7. Erin

    Erin Well-Known Member

    Yeah, the biggest surprise to me is that it wasn't already legal, as the Kiwis tend to be quite tolerant.
  8. FarFarAway

    FarFarAway Four the Dark Side

    Is that really true? New Zealand is climatically rather close to the region I'm living in at the moment, and in the light of the gay propaganda law accepted yesterday here I think I'd rather start considering moving abroad. I am not mentally ill as authorities try to persuade me and other people.

    Anyone knows anything about immigration laws in New Zealand?
  9. dardar1126

    dardar1126 Well-Known Member


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  10. FarFarAway

    FarFarAway Four the Dark Side

    OMG that is a real lot of information. Thanks, I think I am saving it for reading and analysis, it looks quite welcome but at the same time very strict, which is understandable.
  11. dardar1126

    dardar1126 Well-Known Member


    Yeah, I think both New Zealand and Australia have pretty strict rules regarding immigration.
  12. FarFarAway

    FarFarAway Four the Dark Side

    I am quite ok with that, the way they treat people is what matters most. I will not be surprised if gay relations will some day be regarded here as criminal resulting in people put into prison. And I am just sick to death of some morons trying to persuade me I am mentally ill and have to go to the institution. Some family matters will hold me still for some time here but after that I think I am done with it despite all my love for my country.
  13. dardar1126

    dardar1126 Well-Known Member

    I understand completely; good luck to you! :40beers: